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      Creator Ben Wiggins on August 27, 2013

      I do apologise if I'm seen as being overly aggressive or negative, but the backer list is ridiculous. It's not one or two people who happen to share the name/image of celebrity.

      There's a definite pattern. Not all are celebrities One of the images is even a missing woman, and another is a fugitive. Others are of professors, staff, university students, images unlikely to be used by someone else as a profile pic.

      Not wanting to be accussatory, but I just don't know who else would be profiting from this if not the creator of the project.

      Absolom = UK actor Joe Absolom
      Acklerley = David Acklerly
      Alexa Smith = Businesswoman Alexa Von Tobel
      Vaibhav Rastogi = Indian actor Vaibhav Reddy
      Gabriel Boucher = US gymnast Gabriel Douglas
      Adelaide = a picture of Adelaide, Australia
      Alexis Langlois = Alexis Bledel
      Nicolas Fournier = Nicolas Cage
      Emily Morris = Emily Deschanel
      Kaitlyn Roy = nutritionist Kait Fortunato
      Agatha = Agatha Christie
      Alisha = Taiwanese model Alicia Liu
      Omari = actor Omari Hardwick
      Omarion = professor Justin Omarion
      Paxton = Bill Paxton
      Peter = Peter Dinklage
      Philip = Phillip Seymour Hoffman
      Pierre = physicist Pierre Gaspard
      Dexter Harris = Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
      Abel Allen = Professor Abel Folsch
      Adam Lee - Professor Adam Wierman
      Aditya Adams - Professor Aditya Prakash
      Michaela Brown - cheerleader Michaela Stalder
      Mikayla Phillips - UFL staffer Mikayla Ivers
      Molly Hall - Etix employee Molly Bendall
      Natalie Roberts - Natalie Portman
      Montana Gonzalez - picture of a Chevrolet Montana
      Nayeli Lopez - amateur actress Nayli Russo
      Noelia Hall - Noel Gallagher
      Noemi Martinez - City of Mission, TX staffer Noemi Munguia
      Olivia Brown - Winona State University student Olivia Wulf
      Julie Wright - Professor Julie Nelson, Ph.D.
      Juliet Thompson - Claire Danes as Juliet
      Alex Adams - Swiss professor Alexandre Pouget
      Jay Lewis - Jay Jay the Jet Plane
      Jefferson Taylor - Thomas Jefferson
      Jerry Walker - Jerry (of Tom and Jerry)
      Karla Johnson - blogger Karley Robey
      Karly Martinez - UFL professor Karly Jacobsen
      Claudia Rodriguez - University of Notre Dame professor Claudia Polini
      Collene Thompson - Colleen L. Mcguire
      Cora Jones - Cat Cora from Iron Chef
      Corinne Lopez - FederatedMedia.net staffer Corinne Kasman
      Cakota Lewis - Dakota Fanning
      Dasia Allen - a random image from DASIA 2013 (http://eurospace.org/dasia-2013.aspx)
      Destinee Thompson - Destinne Quinn (Miss Arizona USA)
      Devin Lee - musician Devin Townshend
      Dorothy Hill - Judy Garland (as Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz')
      Patience Williams - Patience street sign
      Payton Robinson - Footballer Walter Payton
      Peyton Walker - Footballer Peyton manning
      Phoebe Lewis - Lisa Kudrow (as Phoebe from 'Friends')
      Princess Garcia - Princess clip art
      Raquel Davis - Raquel Welch
      Reese Garcia - Reese Garcia
      Sophie Lavoie - Sophie Marceau
      Charlotte Begeron - Charlotte Church
      Mia Ouellet - M.I.A.
      Maya Fournier - Image search for "Plain woman"
      Leah Nadeau - City of Albany councillor Leah Golby
      Matthew Jackson - Matthew C H Tong
      Cameron Poulin - David Cameron
      Hudson Michaud - picture of a vintage Hudson Motor Car
      Sesbatian Couture - Christopher Sebastian
      Riya Robinson - Riya Sen
      Bertie Williams - Irish politician Bertie Ahern
      Zack Hall - Twitter employee Zach N. Hofer-Shall
      Zakai King - Yaron Zakai-Or
      Zazu Scott - painter/sculptor Scott Myers
      Ruben Campbell - Ruben R Puentendura
      Sagiv Evans - professor Jacob Sagiv
      Sam Collins - journalist Sam Pizzigati
      Sampson Stewart - dancer George Sampson
      Saul Sanchez - Knoxville News Sentinel photographer Saul Young
      Sebastian Morris - economist Sebastian Leitner
      Shamir Morgan - Shamir Tandon
      Sivan Bailey - Sivan Aldor-Noiman
      Patrick Ramirez - Patrick from Spongebob
      Paul James - Paul Dyer (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra)
      Philip Brooks - Statue of Phillip II of Macedon, 382BC
      Raanan Kelley - Rannan Bar-Cohen
      Nick Simmons - Nick Jonas
      Noah Alexander - Russel Crow (playing Noah)
      Oran Graham - image of Oran, Algeria
      Joseph Sullivan - Joseph Yu
      Josh Wallace - Michael B Jordan (playing Wallace in 'The Wire')
      Jud Owens - German film poster for Jud Süß
      Kabos Gibson - Professor Kabos Sandor
      Julie Bedard - IATP associate Julia Olmstead
      Anna Desjardins - Anna Kournikova
      Catherina Richard - USC professor Richard Taylor
      Levi Gagne - Levi van Veluw
      Harrison Lefebvre - Harrison Ford
      Justin Martel - Justin Bieber
      Callum Lecierc - Callum Hart
      Matthew Parent - Matthew Farrelly, Ph.D
      Piper Fortin - Piper Kerman, author or Orange is the NEw Black
      Jared Henry - Jared Leto
      Hans Nichols - Alan Rickman (portraying Hans Gruber in Die Hard)
      Ichabod Dunn - Johnny Depp (portraying Ichabod Dunn in Sleepy Hollow)
      Zahavah Payne - Billy Zane
      Isaiah Spencer - Isaiah Washington
      Zaza Wagner - @ZazaTMO
      Vidette Riloey - Vidette Bullock Mixon, GBPHB corporate relations
      Yael Lawrence = French-Israeli singer Yael Naim
      Shira Carr - Shirra Harington @ Purposeful Hire, Inc.
      Shoshana Chapman - fashion designer Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
      Stacy Richards - NYU student Stacy Alicea
      Stella Williamson - Princess Stella cartoon (Winx Club)
      Susannah Banks - Susannah Llewellyn (MEC Global)
      Suzanna Meyer - Suzanne Roshan
      Nitzana Little - Stuart Little
      Odera Jacobs - Aramando Albarran (fugitive)
      Pazia Romero - C. Pazia Mannella
      Rachael Burke - author Rachel Rennee Russell
      Maria Mendoza - Maria Carolina Herrera-Hernandez, Ph.D
      Alice Blais - American McGee's Alice
      Brooke Richard - Brooke Burke
      Reese Lavoie - Reeses chocolate bar
      Paige Hebert - Paige Johnson staffer UNCW
      Parker Lachance - Jason Statham as "Parker"
      Pankaj Jumar - Pankaj Barman
      Alivia Das - Missing woman Alivia Kail
      Lawl Curtis - American University professor Curtis Burrill
      Libby O Brien - Dr. Wendy B Libby (Stetson Uni)
      Linda Sutton - OneJustice director Linda Kim
      Lisa Gregory - Mona Lisa
      Malcom Haman - Malcolm McDowell
      Wesley Kukowski - Dutch footballer Wesley Sneijder

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      Creator Sam Chandola (deleted) on August 27, 2013

      Hi all,

      First of all, thanks to the awesome backers who are standing up for us. You guys are awesome. We love you.

      The accounts and profiles you guys mentioned does seem very interesting indeed, to say the least. I have been going through the backers list since this was brought up, but not really checking profile pictures. We don't really know who they are, what they do, where they live - but they are all awesome people. They backed our campaign, and we are truly, truly grateful for that. To those who have been personally affected - Eden, Rita, Emily and others - I would like to extend a personal apology.

      We got a lot of non-gaming Sherlock Holmes fans that we brought to Kickstarter via our forum posts and Facebook ads. That has led to some suspicion, but we know as much as you do. And we will support our backers till the end, irrespective of whether they are new or old to Kickstarter, gamer or Sherlock fans, or whether their pictures to express themselves are their own or others.

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      Creator Aaron on August 27, 2013

      @Riggo I'm just doing the math. Gridiron Thunder (which Ouya is STILL supporting) is definitely scamming. http://kck.st/17DbQRe
      At least Elementary has real backers lol...

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 27, 2013

      @Emily, don't worry too much about it. No one is discounting you. People need to understand that everyone has the right to choose how they want to be represented.

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      Creator Riggo on August 27, 2013

      @Aaron... From my healthy experience, that $644 per backer is a major record.

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      Creator Kellee M on August 27, 2013

      @Riggo... I don't understand what is wrong with me having Emily Deschanel's picture?

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      Creator Kellee M on August 27, 2013

      @Ben. So because my name is Emily and I have Emily Deschanel's photograph, I am being discounted as a person?

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      Creator Riggo on August 27, 2013

      @Aaron... I assume you are backing up Ben's point in that Julie is the one being scammed here.

      @Ben... Good eye!

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      Creator Aaron on August 27, 2013

      @Ben Wiggins have you seen this other Kickstarter for Ouya's free the games? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1997247042/gridiron-thunder-awesome-indie-football-game-for-o/comments…
      Over $78,000 raised and only 121 backers...

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      Creator Ben Wiggins on August 27, 2013

      Someone below pointed out some strange, alphabetically sorted backers contributing to your project. I went through the list. With the help of Google Image search, I found *129* suspicious backers from "Absolom" onwards.

      Suspicious being obvious fakes where the profile image is often of a celebrity with a similar name.

      Backer "Absolom" has an image of UK actor Joe Absolom. Backer "Vaibhav Rastogi" has an image of Indian actor Vaibhaiv Reddy. Alexis Langlois is Alexis Bledil. Nicolas Fournier is Nic Cage, Emily Morris is Emily Deschanel, Agatha is Agatha Christie. Nick Simmons is Nick Jonas, Harisson Lefebvre is Harrison Ford.

      Bill Paxton, Peter Dinklage, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are all on board. Dexter Harris is TV's "Dexter". Phoebe Lewis is Phoebe from Friends. Raquel Davis is Raquel Welch. Lisa Gregory is the Mona Lisa(!) and Reese Lavoie is a Reeses candy bar!

      Again, that's not including other suspicious accounts that include stock/no profile images but are simlarly suspicious (order, lack of contributions to other projects, signup date)

      I really hope you're not scamming/backing your own Kickstarter to get Ouya funding.

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      Creator Riggo on August 26, 2013

      @Jito... Have been noticing strange slow comment response times myself.

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      Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on August 26, 2013

      Is KS running slow for anyone else? I post, and a few seconds later, it informs me of a new post (my own).

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      Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on August 26, 2013

      Who's anonymous? I'm not hiding behind some facade, some fake name name, some online handle....oh.
      *slinks off to find the coffee and a power outlet*

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      Creator Geir Antonsson on August 26, 2013

      @Riggo @Jito I seem to have stumbled upon a meeting of Gamers Anonymous... My name is Eden and I've been playing Payday 2 for six hours straight... :D

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      Creator Riggo on August 26, 2013

      @Jito... At least, there does seem to be quite a few of us. :-)

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      Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on August 26, 2013

      @Riggo
      Aren't we all? :)

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      Creator Riggo on August 26, 2013

      @Rita... Hi, I am Riggo and I am an addict. ;-)

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      Creator Demetria Napolitano on August 26, 2013

      Awesome, glad to see this is fully funded now. This game could be really great if they execute it right.

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      Creator Ausilio Monaldo on August 26, 2013

      I backed it because I like to game, and I'm a big Sherlock Holmes fan. The new US series Elementary is okay (I do like Lucy Liu's portrayal of Watson), but I'm more of a fan of the BBC series. The recent RDJ movies did a good job of being really accurate to the books (in terms of character), but I thought the stories were a little silly.
      Having said that, I think the kind of humorous interpretation of the series that this game is bringing could be good, especially if they're taking a less serious view of Sherlock and Watson. Haha, I don't think well be seeing much opium use on Sherlock's part??

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      Creator Brandon Reed on August 26, 2013

      I rarely watch the video before backing, I read the page for info,look at the concept info, and see what is posted thusfar. I also tend to prefer names that have some kind of trust built in their industry. A cute video doesn't do much to get me to back. That being said, a decent production value on the video can inspire confidence.

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      Also, wow @Riggo you've backed so many games!

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      Haha, you hadn't watched it before? And you still backed it? Lol! Did you just back it based on the concept/ art?

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      Creator Riggo on August 26, 2013

      @Rita... Also, thanks for pointing out the video... I finally watched it! Too funny!

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      Creator Riggo on August 26, 2013

      @Rita... Welcome to the kickstarter addiction! We are hoping someone can fund a support group! :-)

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      Creator Rita Overby on August 26, 2013

      @Karen I think you'll find that's a little closer to the original text than is often portrayed! Although judging by @Sam's comments, I don't think we'll be seeing any of that in the game (too bad!)

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      Creator Eysteinn Ástvaldsson on August 26, 2013

      Just came back and saw this is fully funded, congrats! François, I'm a big Sherlock fan too! I loved the BBC series on Netflix!

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      Creator François Gagnon on August 26, 2013

      Oh dear, this is getting intense.

      I don't play video games, but I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan. Saw this on a Holmes forum and so I came here. Then saw the funny pitch video and decided it was worth my money. If they can put me in a Sherlock Holmes world for $85, it is completely worth my while!

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      Creator Jordan Bullington on August 26, 2013

      Haha, woah, is that Sherlock smoking a pipe?? Doesn't look like tobacco.... LOL!

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      I backed because the review was good and the video was funny! Plus I really liked the initial character art. Watson's mustache is epic! lol

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      @Brandon I found this kickstarter through the Rock, Paper, Shotgun post. I hadn't used kickstarter before this.

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      Creator Cristiana Napolitani on August 26, 2013

      Congrats on your funding!

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      Creator Riggo on August 26, 2013

      @Brandon... I have backed numerous projects where a large majority have been new to kickstarter... Granted, some of them were games like Armikrog and Carmaggedon where there is a large drooling group of fans who backed for a new game from there favorite creator, but 7 Days to Die had a huge following of new backers because of Youtube play-throughs of the alpha and zero established fan base other than they love zombies.

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      Creator Brandon Reed on August 26, 2013

      I am curious about ehy such a high percentage of the backers are new to kickstarter. The discussion is also surprisingly on point. I'm not convinced this is a scam, but I am a little concerned by a couple of the irregularities. Could I possibly hear from some of the new backers what brout them here?

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      Creator Rita Overby on August 26, 2013

      lol well please stop saying I'm a fake account! Dank je :)

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      Creator Goat on August 26, 2013

      Same same ;)

      Hej då

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      Creator Rita Overby on August 26, 2013

      Hey Goat, I work nights and get to fool around on my computer while at work. Is that a big deal? You're from Belgium, it's 3AM there too. Why are you awake?

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      Creator Goat on August 26, 2013

      I did, and you kept ignoring them.

      And again. I'm not accusing anyone of anything, re-read my posts. Just pointing to the fact there's really a lot of strange coincidences here (like 2/3 of new profiles for your project like someone else mentioned). It's almost kind of ironic for a game about Sherlock :)

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      Creator Sam Chandola (deleted) on August 26, 2013

      Goat, if you have any issues or concerns, would you please direct them to me instead of accusing our backers?

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      Umm what lol @Goat I'm a real person... I wish Kickstarter had an ignore option.

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      Creator Goat on August 26, 2013

      So it's now 3AM in Sweden and Brooklin (swedish name) checks the status of the kicsktarter where he backed for 150$, which Sam eagerly answers.

      You know, if I was really paranoid, I'd say Brooklin and Rita are also profiles created not long ago, that suddenly backed a second project right after we accused of backing only yours, and that pop up in the conversation to do some damage control so you can answer them and bury my posts.

      But I'm not paranoid, and like Holmes I only deal with facts, so I will certainly not claim you are currently panicking and switched to damage control mode. And I'm sure Brooklin is a legit Swede who backed 150$ for your game.

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      Creator Rita Overby on August 26, 2013

      I kind of agree with @Rita, it's tough to get a good idea of what characters would look like and what a standard screen would look like in some of the art styles.

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      Creator Sam Chandola (deleted) on August 26, 2013

      Some of the art is by the same person. Some is not.

      We have a large team of in-house artists at Victory Square Games plus we have partnered with a London-based art and animation firm, Nucco Brain, to do all the art for the project. So yes, while #3 and #4 were done by the same person, not all the art is.

      We'll be taking a final call on the art soon! Make sure to vote to let us know which one you like best!

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      Anyway, the first drawing there is really awesome, the one of the waterfall/pond. It reminds me of some of the later Kings Quest games (I played mostly Kings Quest VII)

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      (that is, art sample #3 and #4 in the most recent project update)

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      Creator Rebecca Nikitina on August 26, 2013

      Thanks Sam! Some of that art is done by the same guy, yeah? Like the characters in #3 and #4 are drawn by the same person?

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      Creator Sam Chandola (deleted) on August 26, 2013

      Hi Nithi,

      Thanks for voicing your support! We love that. :-)

      As for us, we really got into adventure games when we were wee lads and lassies. No kidding! We hope we can make something really great and awesome for you!

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      Creator Loredana Siciliani on August 26, 2013

      I got really into adventure games when I went to Germany for a year. Just wanted to voice my support! Game sounds cool, always been a big Sherlock fan.

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      Creator Sam Chandola (deleted) on August 26, 2013

      @Brooklyn, every effort will be made to get the Orichalum Detector beta version in time for Christmas. However, depending on the final amount raised, that might differ!

      We might be able to add more to the game... or change things here and there. Once the campaign is finished, we'll release a detailed timeline outlining everything. Good stakeholder engagement, right there! :-)

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      Creator Sam Chandola (deleted) on August 26, 2013

      Hi @Rita,

      Survey Monkey was on voice acting as we just needed a binary yes/no answer. This time around though, we want more than just a yes/no answer. We would love to hear your thoughts, opinions and ideas in detail, and so this time around, you can simply comment on the Project Update!

      Cheers,
      Sam

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      Creator Rita Overby on August 26, 2013

      What's the timeline going to be for when backers that chose Orichalchum Detector perk get their beta version of the game? Super excited!

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